Cucumber Chickpea Salad {Vegan Recipe}

I had a very exciting morning so far–I just placed a bulk order for nuts, seeds and dates through a co-op located in the Northwest. Even after S&H charges, which I did not have to pay when I lived in Washington, I still saved about $50-60!  I also found a new knife sharpener for my kitchen [I am telling you–it does not take much to get me excited]. 😉 Since it feels that I live there, for me sharp knives are a must. I have been using a ceramic knife sharpener I found at a wholesale club, but it is just not working fast enough for me, although it did a great job on my fabric scissors recently, but I need my knives razor sharp, especially when it comes to chopping onions.

But enough of that, I would like to share a very delicious recipe with you.  The salad I whipped up yesterday is perfect on a hot summer day. It is thirst quenching, cooling and full of nutrients. It is also a great follow up meal to a Green Smoothie Cleanse.  Perfect when served with a slice of homemade whole wheat bread and a glass of homemade strawberry kombucha. Can life be more perfect than this? 🙂

Cucumber Chickpea Salad

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  • 2 English cucumbers, cut into 3/4-1 inch slices
  • 1/4 of large turnip, thinly sliced [I used Mandolin, on a thin setting–get it perfect every time!]
  • 1 ripe avocado, cubed
  • 1/2-1 bell pepper [any color], thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 c red onion, diced
  • 2 cups freshly cooked chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • sea or Himalayan salt to taste


  • Toss all ingredients together and let marinate in a refrigerator for 5-10 mins before serving.

Enjoy this summer in a bowl!  It is simple and fantastically delicious.

Now I am off to the kitchen to whip up a raw/vegan pie [delicious cashews will be involved] and raw zucchini noodles [to make noodles I use a World Cuisine Spiral Vegetable Slicer].

PS: I am also growing yummy sprouts in my kitchen at this very moment, and can’t wait to add them to my salads :).

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